Neon purple flowers for late summer through fall. I named this plant for horticulturist Jim Martin and of course for my favorite birds.
Tag Archives | Plants for tough places
Victorian Britain was the epicenter of fashion, trends, politics and horticulture. Natural history and plants were serious study, serious hobbies for the rich. Sailors, explorers and traders brought plants from all over the world to tempt rich collectors. An abundant supply of coal meant hot-houses and conservatories allowed for tropical plant gardening. Those collectors who… Read More
Our beautiful barrier islands have been landscaped beyond recognition. Typical “landscapes” seem designed to demonstrate that people can dominate nature. We can. We do. For a moment in time. But in making and keeping up typical landscapes, we’re doing harm to the life on the islands, in the soil and in the water. We can… Read More
Let’s build a Crinum map together! Send pictures of your crinum lilies. In the email subject line please type your city and state. (Send your town even if you don’t have pictures). We’ll mark your town and post the picture to our map of Crinum Lovers! (Don’t worry, we won’t post your name or address… Read More
I was talking to this guy the other day, a great landscaper, who tries to be earth friendly, and he says he just doesn’t do jobs without an irrigation system. “There’s just no way you can plant it and guarantee it will live.” Well, I can. Here’s a link to a garden where we had… Read More